Portland observer. (Portland, Or.) 1970-current, February 15, 2017, Page Page 2, Image 2

Below is the OCR text representation for this newspapers page. It is also available as plain text as well as XML.

    Page 2
February 15, 2017
Black in America Exhibit
As part of Black History
Month, the Pan-African Com-
mons at Portland State University
is hosting an exhibit of 20 post-
ers depicting artifacts from the
Smithsonian National Museum
of African American History and
Culture in Washington, D.C.
Among the items pictured are
a pair of child-sized shackles,
street life in Harlem, Chuck Ber-
ry’s famous “Maybellene” guitar
and Olympian Carl Lewis’s track
shoes. The exhibit provides an in-
Week Review
Top Trump Aide Resigns
President Trump’s top national se-
curity aide resigned Tuesday after
misleading amid a swirling public
controversy over his contacts with a
Russian official. But White House
spokesman Sean Spicer said Mi-
chael Flynn’s departure was prompt-
ed by a gradual “erosion of that trust” and not any
concern about the legality of the retired general’s calls
with the Russian ambassador.
Dam Evacuees Can Return
Nearly 190,000 people who were forced to leave their
home under an evacuation order in northern Califor-
nia are now free to return — with the caution that the
condition of the dam that imperils the area could still
change quickly. An evacuation order for communities
near the Oroville Dam was reduced to an evacuation
warning Tuesday when the water behind the dam was
lowered, allowing residents to return.
Zoo’s Beloved Packy Dies
With great sadness, the Or-
egon Zoo said goodbye to
Packy Thursday. The oldest
male Asian elephant in North
America and the first elephant
born in captivity in the Western
Hemisphere in 44 years, was
humanely euthanized at the zoo
after animal-care staff determined his quality of life
and the safety of the herd was compromised by his
illness, a drug resistant strain of tuberculosis.
Suit Filed Over Homeless
Developers of the Grove Hotel in Old Town/Chi-
natown’s filed suit last week against the owners of
property across the stem from them which houses the
homeless camp Right 2 Dream Too. The suit argues
the camp violates Portland’s zoning code and impedes
redevelopment of the neighborhood.
side look at the museum’s offer-
ings and what it is like to be black
in America.
The exhibit can be seen for
free throughout the month from
1 p.m. to 3 p.m. daily in PSU’s
Smith Memorial Student Union.
Convicted of Menacing
A Multnomah county judge
Friday found a man guilty
of 10 counts of unlawful use
of a weapon and 10 counts
of menacing for pulling a
gun on a crowd of people
during a Black Lives Matter
rally outside the Multnomah
County Justice Center. The
judge rejected Michael
Strickland’s claim he was
defending himself because
he felt threatened when a crowd approached him.
Sentencing will be held in May.
Plumlee Traded to Nuggets
The Trail Blazers Monday announced that they
have traded center Mason Plumlee to the Denver
Nuggets in exchange for center Jusuf Nurkic, a first
and second-round draft pick, and cash. The deal
will give the Blazers potentially three first-round
picks in the 2017 draft, according to ESPN.
Al Jarreau Dies at 76
jazz singer Al Jar-
reau died Sunday
just days after an-
nouncing his retire-
ment from touring
due to exhaustion.
He was 76. Jarreau
was one of the few artists to have won Grammys
in three separate categories — jazz, pop and R&B.
Stranger Danger Alert
The Portland Police Bureau is alerting the public
after receiving multiple reports of a man in north-
east Portland trying to lure children into his vehi-
cle by offering money. The first reported incident
happened Sunday afternoon at Khunamokwst Park
at 5200 N.E. Alberta St. Two girls, ages 10 and 11,
said they were walking home from the park when
the man waved money at them and asked them to
come to his car.
4747 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Portland, OR 97211
CALL 503-288-0033 • FAX 503-288-0015
Established 1970
USPS 959 680
The Portland Observer welcomes freelance submissions. Manuscripts and photographs should be clearly labeled and
will be returned if accompanied by a self addressed envelope. All created design display ads become the sole property
of the newspaper and cannot be used in other publications or personal usage without the written consent of the gener-
al manager, unless the client has purchased the composition of such ad. © 2008 THE PORTLAND OBSERVER. ALL
The Portland Observer--Oregon’s Oldest Multicultural Publication--is a member of the National Newspaper Associ-
ation--Founded in 1885, and The National Advertising Representative Amalgamated Publishers, Inc, New York, NY,
and The West Coast Black Publishers Association
Mark Washington, Sr.
Michael Leighton
e xecutive d irector : Rakeem Washington
A dvertising M AnAger : Leonard Latin
Office Manager/Classifieds: Lucinda Baldwin
c reAtive d irector : Paul Neufeldt
P ublisher :
e ditor :
r ePorter /W eb e ditor :
PO QR code
Christa McIntyre
P ublic r elAtions : Mark
Washington Jr.
r ePorter : Zachary Senn
news@portlandobserver.com • ads@portlandobserver.comn • subscription@portlandobserver.com
Postmaster: Send address changes to Portland Observer , PO Box 3137 , Portland, OR 97208